Metrology

MAGAZINE



METROLOGY ARTICLES



North American semiconductor equipment industry posts January 2019 billings

02/22/2019  January billings of North American equipment manufacturers declined 10 percent when compared to the prior month.

Advances in logic IC process technology move forward

02/22/2019  Despite increasing development costs, IC manufacturers continue to make great strides.

pSemi announces Sumit Tomar will be transitioning to CEO

02/20/2019  pSemi Corporation today announced that its parent company and executive leadership has approved the recommendation of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Cable for an evolution of the company's senior leadership structure.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES crosses billion-dollar design win threshold with 8SW RF SOI technology

02/20/2019  Mobile market continues to favor RF SOI, with 8SW proving to be the industry's leading platform for power-optimized chips.

A ride on the business cycle

02/19/2019  World electronic industry growth moderated (or contracted) in many sectors in late 2018.

NRL, AFRL develop direct-write quantum calligraphy in monolayer semiconductors

02/14/2019  Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) have developed a way to directly write quantum light sources, which emit a single photon of light at a time, into monolayer semiconductors such as tungsten diselenide.

Taiwan maintains largest share of global IC wafer fab capacity

02/14/2019  China shows biggest increase, nearly matching North America with 12.5% share in 2018.

Soitec becomes strategic partner of Silicon Catalyst start-up incubator

02/14/2019  Silicon Catalyst, the world's only incubator focused exclusively on accelerating solutions in silicon, today announced Soitec, a designer and manufacturer of semiconductor materials, as its first European Strategic Partner.

SEMICON Southeast Asia 2019 to showcase smart manufacturing, IoT, and workforce development

02/13/2019  Registration opens for Southeast Asia's premier electronics manufacturing supply chain event.

Maryam Cope joins Semiconductor Industry Association as Government Affairs Director

02/11/2019  The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) announced Maryam Cope has joined the association as government affairs director.

Quantum strangeness gives rise to new electronics

02/11/2019  Noting the startling advances in semiconductor technology, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore proposed that the number of transistors on a chip will double each year, an observation that has been born out since he made the claim in 1965. Still, it's unlikely Moore could have foreseen the extent of the electronics revolution currently underway.

Record revenues for critical subsystems suppliers in 2018 despite collapse in orders

02/08/2019  Critical subsystems for the IC equipment market continued to grow to a new record of $11 billion in 2018. While 2019 is expected to be a downturn year, the long-term outlook remains unchanged with an average growth rate of 3 percent.

China IC production forecast to show a strong 15% 2018-2023 CAGR

02/08/2019  However, China’s indigenous IC production is still likely to fall far short of government targets.

MORE METROLOGY ARTICLES

TWITTER


WEBCASTS



Environment, Safety & Health

Date and time TBD

The semiconductor industry is an acknowledged global leader in promoting environmental sustainability in the design, manufacture, and use of its products, as well as the health and safety of its operations and impacts on workers in semiconductor facilities (fabs). We will examine trends and concerns related to emissions, chemical use, energy consumption and worker safety and health.

Sponsored By:

Wafer Processing

Date and time TBD

As the industry moves to 10nm and 7nm nodes, advances in wafer processing – etch, deposition, planarization, implant, cleaning, annealing, epitaxy among others – will be required. Manufacturers are looking for new solutions for sustained strain engineering, FinFETs, FDSOI and multi-gate technologies, 3D NAND, and high mobility transistors.

Sponsored By:

More Webcasts

TECHNOLOGY PAPERS



A.I. Enabled Trace Analytics Simplifies Root Cause Analysis and Eliminates Events That Cause Yield Loss

Traditional root cause analysis in manufacturing uses summary data, which is ineffective in the face of complex issues stemming from subtle defects in a process. Full trace analytics, backed by powerful Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) algorithms, uses the entirety of all the sensor and tool data available in a production line for analysis, enabling fabrication engineers to quickly and accurately focus on the causes of issues that negatively affect yield, large and small.February 07, 2019
Sponsored by BISTel

Keysight's Parametric Measurement Handbook (Rev 4)

Keysight Technologies' popular 276-page Parametric Measurement Handbook is an invaluable reference tool for anyone performing device or process characterization. It is filled with tips to help both novice and advanced users, and the latest edition (Rev 4) includes an entirely new section devoted to power device test.September 13, 2018
Sponsored by Keysight Technologies

Jumpstart Your Reliability Verification with Foundry-Supported Rule Decks

For many, formal reliability verification is a new process. Foundry-qualified and foundry-maintained reliability rule decks enable design and IP companies alike to establish baseline robustness and reliability criteria without committing extensive time and resources to the creation and support of proprietary verification solutions. In addition, as reliability verification needs expand, customer demand drives the development and qualification of new and augmented reliability rules.August 30, 2018
Sponsored by Mentor Graphics

More Technology Papers

EVENTS



SPIE Advanced Lithography
San Jose, CA
http://SPIE.org/ral19sstvw
February 24, 2019 - February 28, 2019
LithoVision
San Jose, California
https://lithovision.com
February 24, 2019 - February 24, 2019
LED Expo Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
http://www.ledexpothailand.com/
June 27, 2019 - June 29, 2019
SPIE Photomask Technology + EUV Lithography
Monterey, CA
http://SPIE.org/rpuv19sstvw
September 15, 2019 - September 19, 2019


More Events

VIDEOS